ichael Dorff is a professor of mathematics at Brigham Young University
in Utah. He received his PhD in complex analysis from the University of Kentucky in 1997. He is the founder and director of the $2.6 million NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM)
. He started and runs the BYU "Careers in Math"
Speaker series and the BYU summer 8-week mathematics REU
both funded by NSF grants. He is a popular mathematics expository speaker giving about 25 invited presentations a year at conferences and other universities. He has received several university and national teaching awards including a Mathematical Association of America's Haimo Teaching Award, the top U.S. award for teaching undergraduate mathematics, and BYU's top teaching award, the Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, both in 2010. In 2012, he was honored with BYU's Egbert Teaching and Learning Fellowship and was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is married with five daughters. His interests include reading, traveling, running, music, and soccer.